Beautiful winter day. All white and soft. Sun was shining and the sky are amazing in this blue sky. We went to the Museumplein at the end of our street to find that he hates snow and the cold weather- but Loves water…She is loving every moments of white and cold around her. Warm choco drink, portion of poffertjes and back home…
Last weekend I visited the studio of the very talented artist Margit seland. She is a ceramic designer working also with textile. She produce small series in limited edition for galleries and museum-shops. Her studio is inspiring as much as her work. Just have a look at this amazing vase-lamp she made from a found plastic bowl, the text-cut cookies or her mood broad….I didn’t know where to look first…. What an inspiration! … and very nice woman as well…;-)
(the pictures of the fruit bowl, the porcelain set and the felt bag in the college are taking from her site the rest taken by me)
Beautiful things and wonderful surprises that warmed my heart (top to bottom):
- This amazing card was a surprise from the super talented Anne. Thank you!
- My beloved daughter just turned 8 and made (completely by herself ) a very exciting “Treasure hunt” game around the house. We were busy for almost an hour looking for many envelopes, clues and tiny letters…<3- amzning!
- New beautiful cup from Els Knaap- Thank you my dear Els! (made by KVC).
- Beautiful card from the wonderful Renilde. Thank you!
The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (less than 10 minutes walk from my house..so nice) is reopened after almost 8 years (!) of renovations. Beautiful building, exciting exhibitions. In the ground floor I got completely excited from the exhibition and the display about Dutch design. In one of the rooms were lots of hidden articles in big drawers full of wonderful, inspiring objects – jewellery, toys, graphic,furniture, textile, … In the Second floor, contemporary art- again- great exhibitions. All together it was worth waiting for. Take your time there -its big! and one warning: stay away from the restaurant/cafe (over priced,bad service).
Today I visited the Graduation Show of Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. Two buildings, together 10 floors of the the final work from all departments. A lot of video, installation and performances. Very little painting. The design lab’s exhibition was excellent. The work of the architecture department was very impressive. The fashion design was particularly good. All together great pleasure.
As I mentioned before, I have a (light..?) addiction to Pinterest, so here are a few beautiful pics from my Pinterest pin board. A bit design and a bit art, all together lovely things…:-)
Beside this, coming Sunday there will be a meeting between 14:00- 15:00 at Atelier-Oosterbosch with David Smidt (architect and philosopher) and myself…. Participation is free, offered by Kunst Eilanden Amsterdam.